Install ADB/USB Drivers for Android devices

Installing ADB/USB Drivers on your Android phone is an easy task if you know your way around a device.


  1. First, you will need to setup the Android Software Development Kit downloaded from Google. For that, you have to first and then run the necessary executable to open it.
  2. Next: modify the directory to C partition, into the android-sdk directory and select the the Software Development Kit manager (SDK) afterwards.
  3. Step 3: opt for
    Android SDK Platform Tools
    Android SDK Tools
    Google USB Driver Package
    When you are done, tap on Continue.
  4. android-usbStep 4: you will see some instructions; your job is to follow them accordingly.
  5. Now click Settings, opt for Applications, select Development and tick the checkbox that’s next to USB Debugging (should your handset’s operating system be the Android 4.0 one, you need to tap on Settings, then Developer Options and tick the checkbox next to USB Debugging).
  6. For step 5 you have to connect the smartphone to your laptop and then launch the laptop’s File Explorer.
  7. Step 6: access the C partition then search the android-sdk directory into it.
  8. Step 7: when you find it, access the tools directory from the android-sdk then activate the Command line in Windows.
  9. For step number 9 you have to choose the option which says something similar with Open the command line here. Wait for
    to come on-screen (if your comp sports Windows XP, you will need to open a Command Prompt like this: use the Start > Cmd method and tap on Enter; next enter
    cd c:android-sdkplatform-tools
    and click on Enter). Type
    adb devices
    using the Command line and hit Enter after every command.
  10. Step 10: wait until the device’s serial number appears. Should you not spot it anywhere, you are going to have to initiate the drivers installation process by hand. And with this last step, your Android device finally features ADB/USB Drivers.

How to install Fastboot

Now you can, if you want, install Fastboot. To do that, follow these few steps.

  1. [sc name=”banner-jos”]The first of them tells you to download a folder you’ll find named as .
  2. Step number two: save it on the laptop you work with and then extract the archive from the previously created folder.
  3. When you finish with that, the third step needs you to do the following: move the fastboot.exe into the following location: the platform-tools directory belonging to the Android SDK.
  4. Finally, the fourth step wants you to enter fastboot commands via the Command line, as usual.